Mining companies and a handful of corporate deals are in focus on Wall Street on an otherwise quiet summer day on the stock market. Stock indexes were lower in early trading as investors reacted to a ... more 
Mining companies and a handful of corporate deals are in focus on Wall Street on an otherwise quiet summer day on the stock market. Stock indexes were lower in early trading as investors reacted to a report of weak economic growth in Japan. By midday the market was moving between small gains and losses. According to a source familiar with the matter, Benjamin Lawsky, New York's top banking regulator sent subpoenas to 22 digital-currency companies, including BitInstant and Dwolla, to determine whether new regulations should be adopted to govern the emerging industry, Weaker-than-expected economic growth in Japan weighed on markets on what is a fairly light day on the global economic calendar. The main indicator was the 2.6 percent annualized second-quarter growth rate recorded in Japan, the world's third-largest economy less 
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Mon, Aug 12, 2013 1:10 PM EDT